Photographed by Prabudda Dasgupta.

Shireen Mody

Shireen Mody has lived and worked in Goa for over 3 decades. Her themes are intensely local with a focus on tropical sunlight and shadow.

The works are generally large-format acrylic-on-canvas depictions of Goa's life and landscape. 

While appearing detailed, a closer view reveals a free yet practiced use of palette-knife.

In 2016 Shireen began a series of paintings of the coconut palm. This theme continues to the present day as her fascination with the subject persists.

The village of Arpora houses both her studio and the gallery, STUDIO ARPORA that she shares with her daughter, illustrator Saffron Wiehl.